Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, yesterday, debunked the insinuation that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has zoned the governorship slot to any section of the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
Osoba stated this while addressing party faithful that converged on his Ibara Government Reservation Area, Abeokuta home, declaring that Ogun East Senatorial District is also eligible to contest for the governorship seat just as the Yewa-Awori people of Ogun West.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun had, at a recent state function publicly endorsed the aspiration of the people of Ogun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor.
But, apparently reacting to the submission of the governor, Osoba said no single individual within the party, no matter how highly placed, could determine where the next governor of the state would come from in 2019.
The APC chieftain however, stated that the party needs to embrace internal democracy in order to strengthen its chances in the general elections.
The former governor noted that there was nothing like zoning of elective posts in the past, insisting that any zone in the state except Ogun Central is eligible to contest for the exalted position.
“As a party, we have not zoned the governorship seat. There is nothing like zoning of office in the past. We give opportunity to anyone to aspire, but we always used maturity to settle it among us. That is unwritten, it is a convention. It is not the rule and nobody will go against the agreement.”
“ Now, so many things have divided us. The Ijebu now come together to be claiming the Ijebu agenda. We must leave the field open. We must examine the Yewa and Ijebu Agenda.(Vanguard News)